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SMAKK Studios is looking for a talented and passionate Design Intern. We do a lot, so we expect you to, too. There are no “intern projects” at SMAKK, just real client work. You’ll spend the internship working side-by-side with our Creative Team getting your hands dirty through all phases of our projects. You’ll be a part of client meetings and work with the SMAKK team developing original brand concepts and then learning how to take concepts through to fruition across websites and digital experiences, branded materials, marketing, and ad campaigns. Our best interns have joined us full-time once the internship is over, so we’ve got high hopes for you.


  • You’ve got 3-4 years of an awesome design program under your belt. Either undergrad or grad.

  • You’re super strong on the basics, history and philosophy behind contemporary graphic design trends and have a demonstrated love of typography, color theory and visual language.

  • You’ve got a student portfolio that spans web, marketing & ad campaigns, branding, visual identity design and packaging with work that is professional and daring.

  • You know the tools for the job inside and out (Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Sketch, etc.)

  • You’ve worked in a professional design environment before, maybe a past internship or summer job.

  • You know how to communicate clearly and professionally in emails and meetings with co-workers, vendors and clients.

  • You know how to present yourself professionally and maturely, this includes knowing how to dress for the job, especially when you’re working with clients.

  • You’ve got an awesome work ethic and believe no detail is too small to get right. Whether you were a rockstar at your last internship or were the best waitress your hometown Applebee’s has ever seen: people are still talking about how much you put into the job.


  • We are a close knit team that values empathy and curiosity in our approach to projects and teamwork

  • Collaboration is at our core - we prioritize learning from our challenges, adapt and adjust to consistently improve as a group and individually

  • We don’t just move on from one win to the next - we acknowledge and celebrate

  • Cha-ching: a monthly stipend for your services.

  • The credit you deserve: we’ll work with your school to make sure you qualify for your school’s internship credit program.

  • Ride in style: an unlimited monthly Metrocard.

  • We value mental health and self care and have policies to support your needs

  • We value having fun and embrace slowing down during the summer months with Summer Fridays and company happy hours year round

  • We truly mean work from where you want to work. We’re based in NYC with a collaboration space in SoHo, but our team works locally and remote from wherever they would like *The base salary hiring range for this position is $36,600 - $46,600, but the final compensation offer will ultimately be based on the candidate’s location, skill level and experience.ABOUT SMAKK

SMAKK is a branding and marketing agency with a purpose. We use our focused set of capabilities to develop and grow world-changing brands that are better for people and the planet.

Founded in 2011 and based in NYC, we are proudly one of the .1% of creative agencies owned by women. Today, our services include brand strategy and development, website design and development, packaging design, and marketing strategy and execution.

We work with brands across a range of sectors including wellness and personal care, beauty, lifestyle, and social impact. Past clients have included The Honey Pot Co., S.C. Johnson, Busy Co, Conscious Step, Shiseido, Two Blind Brothers, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

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